Teach Us To Want: A Review

If, as Madeleine L’Engle has written, a book “can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe,” then Jen Pollock Michel’s first book—Teach Us To Want: Longing, Ambition & The Life of Faith—certainly makes the cut. Michel’s goal—to [Read More...]

Lunching with C. S. Lewis: A Q&A with Alister McGrath

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Prolific author and scholar Alister McGrath talks about his new book If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life for the Patheos Book Club.  Why another book on Lewis? The 50th anniversary of the death of C. S. Lewis led to a surge of books [Read More...]

A “Better” Book Review

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It’s this thing about favorite foods. If I say I love something, someone else will hate it so much they’d rather eat a bug (quite tasty in many cultures and high in protein). If I hate it, someone will think me a neo-Nazi for trashing their food. I’m the same way; people who eat liver [Read More...]

Grace Unplugged: A Review

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I couldn’t help but think of Miley Cyrus and her own troubling journey of late as I read the new young adult novel Grace Unplugged, based on the upcoming movie by the same name. Written by Melody Carlson, Grace Unplugged tells the story of the talented and pretty 18-year-old Grace Trey, growing up in a conservative Christian [Read More...]

Help Us Remember Who We Are: A Review of Strange Gods

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By Laurel Dalrymple When I first looked at Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life, by Elizabeth Scalia, I thought, “Oh no, another book to make me feel guilty.” That wasn’t the only thought I had; I was also excited to read something (even if it was going to be convicting) by someone whom [Read More...]


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